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September 14, 2009

Yemeni girl, 12, dies in painful childbirth

A 12-year-old Yemeni girl, who was forced into marriage with a 24-year-old man, died during a painful childbirth […]
September 12, 2009

Dutch Court clears father of FGM

A Court in Haarlem, the Netherlands, has acquitted a man of Moroccan origins of charges that he performed […]
September 11, 2009

Imam Fawaz Jneid: Headscarf prevents rape

The leader of the Green Left party in the Dutch Parliament, Femke Halsema, recently said in an interview: […]
September 11, 2009

Belgian schools ban Muslim headscarf: tribunal

Dutch-language public schools in Belgium will ban the wearing of Muslim headscarves in classes, school officials in the […]
September 10, 2009

The chador and feminism don’t always fit

Meghan Daum argues that the case of Lubna Hussein is a reminder of the dark side of the […]
September 9, 2009

Under pressure, NYPD re-words report

A coalition of pressure groups has led the New York Police Department to re-word a report that concluded […]
September 7, 2009

Sudan Fines Woman Who Wore Pants

A Sudanese court on Monday decided not to lash a woman for wearing trousers in public but convicted […]
September 7, 2009

Opinion: Sharia-Sanctioned Death Vs. Western Toleration

Nidra Poller argues that five thousand honor killings testify to the danger Rifqa Bary faces. via:[http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203440104574398290365247498.html?mod=googlenews_wsj]
September 6, 2009

Christian Girls, Interrupted

William McGurn writes that “The fear of an honor killing–even in the United States–is not irrational”. via:[http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203440104574398963953876266.html#articleTabs%3Darticle]
September 3, 2009

Waiting in France for a fatwa against forced marriages

Christine Jamaa, head of the group Voix des Femmes (Women’s Voice), fights against forced marriages in Islam: she […]
September 3, 2009

Conservative alums criticize Yale Press

Yale Alumni are protesting the decision by Yale University Press to censor an upcoming book on the Danish […]
September 2, 2009

New school year puts French on forced marriage alert

As thousands of girls and young women prepare to start the new school year in France, activists are […]
August 31, 2009

Fears for safety of runaway girl as ties between cultural center and fundamentalists alleged

A 17-year-old girl who fled to Florida after converting from Islam to Christianity will be in “clear and […]
August 28, 2009

Islamic school in Amsterdam fights loss of government funding

In an unusual move, Dutch Deputy Education Minister Sharon Dijksma (Labor) has withdrawn 225,000 in national subsidies previously […]
August 26, 2009

Child bride turned over to 80-year-old husband

In Saudi-Arabia, a 10-year-old bride was returned last Sunday to her 80-year-old husband by her father who discovered […]
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